Storage might as well be cute! This darling truck shelf is made of scrap wood. The plans are easy and step by step. Perfect for a children's room.
1 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long (unless you use something else for truck sides)
1x3 and 1x4 scraps for cab
1/2" and 1/4" plywood scraps
1 - 1x6 @ 28-1/4" (main base)
2 - 1x6 @ 8-3/4" (truck bed front and back)
3 - 1x2 @ 5-1/2" (supports where wheels will be attached)
4 - 1x2 @ 23-3/4" or other material 1-1/2" wide -Jaime used scrap 1/4" plywood - truck bed sides
1 - 1x6 @ 5-1/2" (cab back)
2 - 1x4 @ 6" (cab sides)
1 - 1x3 @ 4" - (cab front)
2 - 1x2 @ 5-1/2" - cut into rounded shapes (bumpers)
3 - 3" diamenter plywood pieces (1/2" preferred) (wheels)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
NOTE: It may be easier to stain or paint pieces before assembly, especially if different colors.
Attach to the main base the 1x2 wheels supports with glue and 1-1/4" staples or nails, nailing through the 1x6 into top edge of the 1x6. Now add the two 1x6 pieces, either in the same manner, or with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and glue.
Nail the truck bed sides on with 1-1/4" brad nails (can use smaller nails or staples if using thinner stock, for example 1/4" plywood) with glue.
Cut the window and front of the cab out of the 1x4 pieces with a jigsaw. clamping piece to workbench. You could also do the jigsawing before cutting the 1x4 down in size (for example, take a 12" long 1x4, cut the window and windshield area out, then cut it down to 5" long).
Attach all the pieces together with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails.
Now attach the cab to the base with 1-1/4" nails and glue from underside.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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